Food and Drink
Carlo Petrini is an Italian journalist and food activist. Over 30 years ago he founded Slow Food, a global grassroots organisation that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Under Petrini’s inspiring leadership, this non-profit member-supported association now has around 100,000 members in over 150 countries. He also created the University of Gastronomic Sciences to offer a multidisciplinary academic programme in the science and culture of food.
Petrini will reflect on the impact of Slow Food, and on his personal campaign against the standardisation of taste and culture.
This session forms part of a series by Oxford Gastronomica, Oxford Brookes University’s centre for the study of food, drink and culture.